SPARKATHON SPRING 2019
april 6, 2019 10 am - 8 pm
SPARKATHON | FALL 2019
November 2nd, 9 a.m.--7 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT 29, 2019 | 7:30 PM | THE HIVE
Need some preparation before Sparkathon?
Learn about the importance of design-thinking in a fun, one-hour crash course at The Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (The Hive) to prepare for the upcoming Sparkathon! The Sparkathon planning team will answer any questions you may have about the competition, judging, ideating process, and more.
SPEAKERS & MENTORS (MORE TO COME!)
Executive Director | The Hive
Associate Product Manager| Google
Christina Tong (PO '17)
Product Manager | Google
Software Engineer | Google
Fred spent 25 years at Fidelity Investments in Boston, most recently as Senior Vice President of Design Thinking and Innovation, where he also designed Fidelity’s first website in 1996. Fred has also been a lecturer and fellow at the Stanford d.school, where he taught a range of classes such as “Designing with Data,” “Designing for the Law” and “Project Joy.” Fred is also active in the sport of curling and coached his son’s team at the World University Games in Almaty, Kazhakstan last year.
Gloria is a Product Manager at Google. She is a Pomona graduate who majored in Computer Science and Linguistics/Cognitive Science. On campus, she was a Computer Science TA, organized the 5C Hackathon, ran on the track team, and played violin in the orchestra!
Christina is a Product Manager on Google's Augmented Reality Platform, ARCore, and previously worked on Google's products for small and medium businesses. She graduated from Pomona College in 2017 with a computer science major and politics minor. On campus, she served as Student Body President and co-founded the Claremont Barbell lifting club.
Cort is a Software Engineer on Google's Hotel Search team. He graduated from Rose-Hulman in 2017 where he majored in Computer Science and Economics. He's interested in behavioral economics, and enjoys soccer, ultimate, and skiing.